Apple and fennel Sausage roll

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2 tbsp butter
red onion
½ fennel
2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
½ tsp chili flakes
500 g Pork mince
egg yolk
1 tbsp Thyme leaves
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tbsp Melted butter
1 pinch cayenne pepper
¼ scoop breadcrumb
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 sprig rosemary
1 head parsley
1 pinch sesame seed
Egg wash
1 pinch fennel seed
1 sheet puff pastry
2 tbsp flour
  • Step 1/9

    • 2 tbsp butter
    • red onion
    • ½ fennel
    • 2 tsp sugar

    Heat 2 tbsp of butter in a nonstick pan. When melted, add the onions, fennel & sugar and saute over medium heat until the onions start to turn golden brown, about 15 minutes

  • Step 2/9

    • apple
    • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
    • ½ tsp chili flakes
    • 1 tsp salt

    Add the apple, apple cider and salt and cook for another 20-30 minutes until the liquid is reduced and the apples have caramelized. Add the chilli flakes and cook for a few more minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.

  • Step 3/9

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

  • Step 4/9

    • 500 g Pork mince
    • egg yolk
    • garlic
    • 1 tbsp Thyme leaves
    • 1 tsp pepper
    • 1 tbsp Melted butter
    • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
    • ¼ scoop breadcrumb
    • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 sprig rosemary
    • 1 head parsley

    In a food processor place the ground pork, breadcrumbs and pour the melted butter over the bread crumbs, and then add the cooled caramelized apple, chopped garlic, thyme leaves, yolk, rosemary, parsley, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne pepper and mix until everything is mixed through well. Divide the mix into four portions.

  • Step 5/9

    • Egg wash
    • 1 sheet puff pastry
    • 2 tbsp flour

    Lightly flour your work-space with some AP flour. Place one puff pastry sheet on your bench and cut it in half, so you have two 9 x 4.5 inch rectangles. Take a single portion of the sausage filling and while leaving a 1 cm margin, place the filling along one long edge of the puff pastry rectangle, evenly. Brush both long edges with some egg wash, and carefully roll up the pastry sheet with the sausage filling, until the ends overlap by about 1 cm. Gently pinch the two ends together to create a s

  • Step 6/9

    Repeat with the remaining puff pastry sheet to make 16 sausage rolls in total.

  • Step 7/9

    • 1 pinch sesame seed
    • 1 pinch fennel seed

    Using a small sharp knife, make two slits on the top of each sausage roll. Brush the tops generously with egg wash (highly recommended) and sprinkle some salt and sesame seeds (optional).

  • Step 8/9

    Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, and then increase the heat to 375°F and bake for a further 30 minutes or until they are golden brown.

  • Step 9/9

    Take out of the oven, allow them to rest for a few minutes, and serve while warm.

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